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  1. Beautiful medal with clean original ribbon. The high relief of these early medals is truly impressive. A great history as well. Thank you very much for posting and yeah Andrew comes up with some amazing pieces . Mike
  2. Hey Kyle , I traded most of those Confederate badges for a group of I.D. Disc. I might suggest if you want to check out badges ,The Mansfield Ohio Show in May or The Franklin Tennessee Show in December typically both well attended with a lot of inventory. Best Regards. Mike
  3. Here are some confederate badges I’ve owned over the years. Only one regimental , “Rockbridge Artillery Stonewall Brigade “.Most came from Everitt Bowles , like Andrew said I also recommend him. The badges are 1) Army of Northern Virginia 2) Kentucky Veterans Assn. 3) Rockbridge Artillery 4) Savannah Veterans Assn. 5) Maryland Army and Navy Confederate Veterans Assn.
  4. Thanks Paul and Frank. The photo is a copy , I wish I had the original , but no such luck. I’ve only seen one other of these badges and that was just the 18th corps badge part. The button is so rare I think that one was taken apart and sold separately , it would generate more profit that way. Thanks for commenting I appreciate it. Mike
  5. 21 year old Edwin Pettengill from Boston enlisted in Company M 44th Mass. Vol. Inf. on September 12 , 1862 for 9 months. The nucleus for this unit was the 4th Battalion of Militia , known as the New England Guard . The 44th was assigned to Major General John G Fosters Dept. of North Carolina arriving at New Bern on October 24th 1862 . 11 days after they arrived the 44th was engaged at , “Rawls Mill, Williamson N.C. loosing 2 men killed and 11 wounded . On Dec. 14th and 16th the 44th was again engaged at Whitehall and Washington N.C. loosing 6 men killed and 14 wounded. Things then
  6. Hi Kyle , There are quite a few confederate regimental badges available .Confederate symbols and organizations were not allowed thru the reconstruction period (ending in 1877). There were many regimental and state veterans organizations that formed after this and were consolidated in 1889 under the U. C. V. , United Confederate Veterans . Their members badge was a small enameled battle flag and even this took a major effort to get it approved. After this ,or during this time I’am not to sure when but some regiments and brigades such as 1st Virginia, the Rockbridge Artillery ,Mahone’s Brigade
  7. Thanks Dick. I appreciate your kind words and you’re welcome. I enjoy posting them . Mike
  8. Thanks for commenting Frank. They were a hard fighting unit , the list of battles is impressive. Most of the manufacturers advertised gold as an option , but I’ve only seen very few. Thanks again Mike
  9. 49 years later and still works fine. One of a very few mementos of my time in Nam. It’s worn flat on the hinge and the cutter has worn into handle. It’s like an old friend . Mike
  10. This is the only gold corps badge in my collection. I like it because it’s rare on several points. The 24th corps existed from Dec. 3, 1864 to Aug. 1, 1865 , just shy of 8 months , not much time to get a badge . The badge is gold and is for a light artillery unit , both seldom seen in badges. Also I grew up in central New York the men were recruited from towns I know very well. Philip Mowers from Rome N.Y. was 18 when he enlisted on Jan. 4 , 1864 in Batty. M 3rd New York Light Artillery. They served in the Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina and in April of 1864 were assigned to ,”
  11. Great model . I was in the 87th Inf. in Viet Nam . Thank you very much. Mike
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